It's hard to believe that we won't see two dozen women fighting over one gentleman (we use that term loosely) until next year, but we've been surviving with the help of exciting #BachelorNation updates. But now it's really time to dig our heels in and daydream about what Colton Underwood
will get up to as the franchise's next leading man, since the premiere isn't that far off. So, exactly how long of a wait do we have? If you're a die-hard Bachelor watcher, season 23's start date probably doesn't come as too much of a surprise.
Past seasons of the dramatic show have premiered on the first Monday of the new year. Season 22 with Arie Luyendyk Jr.
kicked off on Jan. 1, 2018, and season 21 with Nick Viall
premiered on Jan. 2, 2017. History has a way of repeating itself with this franchise, which is why ABC
likely picked the start date for Colton's